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Meaning of STAPHYLOCOCCUS

Pronunciation:  `stafulu'kâkus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  spherical gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
 

STAPHYLOCOCCUS is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: staph, staphylococci
 
 See Also: cocci, coccus, genus Staphylococcus

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Staphylococcus is a genus of spherical, facultatively anaerobic, Gram-positive bacteria in the family Micrococcaceae; they cause a wide range of skin and systemic infections.
 

 

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